On the Forums
There are some superb articles as well as brief training tips scattered throughout the forums. Here’s one of each :
- Ready to Start Bending?
Ready to begin your steel-bending journey? Here’s how.
- Getting Started Bending
Want more? This is a great discussion.
Ready to add yours? Just head over to the Articles & Logs page and log in, and click ‘Post to Your Blog‘. That’s all there is to it.
Video – Parkour Tutorial: Wall-Run
This is a superb look at a particularly fun element of Parkour – the Wall Run. Enjoy.
Twitterchat : In this week’s twitterchat we’ll be joining The Rotater‘s Chris Melton for a discussion on his life as a reformed gymrat and what his current training approach is.
See you there.
Grip Contests : There are several grip contests coming up shortly, including :
- The Hybrid Competition
- Backyard Bash 5
- USHS Nationals
- The Steel Slayer Showdown
- Global Grip Challenge 2009
For details, swing by the Grip Contest Calendar.
Exercise of the Week
The Kettlebell Turkish Get-Up (TGU). I first came across this exercise via the On Sitting and Standing piece in July 2006, and it’s been a favourite ever since.
Pavel has a superb explanation on the Enter the Kettlebell! DVD, and Steve Cotter looks at an alternative technique in his brilliant Encyclopedia Of Kettlebell Lifting (Series 1). Regardless of your training goals, there’s likely a place for it in your routines. Fantastic exercise.
I love sandbag training, and this is definitely the way to do it right.
Rope training is fantastic, and this is my weapon of choice. Heavy, flexible and supremely strong.
If you’re just beginning your bending journey, this is the perfect place to start.